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jbizzle329:

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How the hell do I get my hands on this giant for my students?

It’s called Open Dyslexic, and it’s available for free. I’ve used it for my students with dyslexia, and they say it really does help a lot. When I can, I try to make handouts, notes, and especially quizzes in the font for them. I’ve even sent it to them with instructions for how they can use it to type papers in it in Word. 

lhuddles:

jbizzle329:

did-you-kno:

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How the hell do I get my hands on this giant for my students?

It’s called Open Dyslexic, and it’s available for free. I’ve used it for my students with dyslexia, and they say it really does help a lot. When I can, I try to make handouts, notes, and especially quizzes in the font for them. I’ve even sent it to them with instructions for how they can use it to type papers in it in Word. 

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japanese-revision:

japanese-revision:

Textbooks:
An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese
A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar
A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar
Read Real Japanese Fiction
Dictionaries:
ALC (I use this everyday)→Expression encyclopaedia 
Goo dictionary
Weblio
WWWJDIC (with audio clips)
JWPce (downloadable dictionary for Windows)
JEDict (downloadable for Mac users)
Idiomatic Expressions
Idioms dictionary [Japanese only]
Counters dictionary
Hovering dictionaries: →Rikaikun for Chrome→Rikaichan for Firefox→Floating Dictionary for Mac
Current Affairs dictionary
For kanji.
Jisho (I use this for spelling kanji for if I can’t read it)
Yamasa (I use this for learning to write)
A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters
Associative Kanji Learning (stroke orders)

Online reading:
Hukumusume Fairytales
竹取(Bamboo-Cutting) (vertical writing)
吉田秀幸の日記(Hideyuki Yoshida’s Diary) (recipes)
Chokochoko’s reading texts to help with JLPT
TED Talks (with Japanese subtitles and transcripts)
Learning through Films [Japanese subtitles/scripts]

Manga.

Free online manga
Vomic (free online manga with voice actors)
Sound Effects (in manga, etc)

Improving your speaking:

Japanese pronunciation guide
Interactive Hiragana Pronounciation table
Topics for Language Exchanges.
Bubbly (a Twitter-like app where you can record yourself)
Audioboo (similar to Bubbly, but also a website)





Listening:
“Real World” Japanese
泣きたいときのクスリ 2007 - ‘08 (radio drama)
Writing practice:
Lang-8
www.Japan-Guide.com
原稿用紙の使い方 (How to write an essay with Japanese writing paper)
Shiritori (Japanese word-chain game)
News:

NewsWeb Easy
NHK News (audio news with speed controls)
Mainichi Primary School student Newspaper


Podcasts:
JOQR (Cultural Broadcasting)
TBS Radio’s Junk
TOKYO FM

YouTube:
Afternoon Hirusagari
Jet Daisuke
バイリンガール英会話
Analog TV Forever (collections of adverts)
Japanese sign language.
Heartful Power Hideo
Shuwa Island
TV:

Japanese subtitles for anime
KeyHole TV (to stream Japanese TV and radio)
風雲LIVE日本語(Feng Yun LIVE Japanese) (to stream TV)
映画で学ぶ実践英会話

Tumblr:
Kanji-a-Day
Holy crap Japanese
Nihongo ga Suki
Jumpstart Japanese
Nihongolog
Nadine Nihongo
That Japan Addict
ChilliMuffin
Japanese through Fandom
F-Yeah Native Japanese
J-Vocab of the Day
ぶらりめし [Japanese only]
Peaceful Chef [Japanese only]
Those studying in Japan.


Japanicking in Yamanashi (at Yamanashi University)
Samxuel (at Kyushu Sangyo)
Katy in Japan Town (at NUFS)
Chocotastie (at Seinan Gakuin)
Kim in Sapporo (at Hokkaido University)

Blogging:
Yaplog
Learning websites:

JapaneseClass.jp
The Japanese Page
Tae Kim’s Guide to Learning Japanese
Erin’s Challenge (with listening and reading practice)
Maggie Sensei

Other resources:

Lots of threads with a variety of resources for Japanese learning
JLPT Resources


I’ve added more to the list since first creating it. As always, if anyone has anything they would like to add, let me know!

japanese-revision:

japanese-revision:

Textbooks:

Dictionaries:

For kanji.

Online reading:


Manga.

Improving your speaking:


Listening:


Writing practice:


News:

YouTube:

Japanese sign language.


TV:

Tumblr:


Those studying in Japan.


Blogging:


Learning websites:

Other resources:

I’ve added more to the list since first creating it. As always, if anyone has anything they would like to add, let me know!

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substitutecomic:

How do you handle these situations?

I’ve done a bit of supply work, and if it’s a rare situation, then students will tend to get on with things. But if their regular teacher hasn’t been in a while, then a bad attitude and behaviour problems can develop, that are hard for supply/substitute teachers to manage.
Remind the student that is their responsibility to be prepared for all of their classes on a daily basis, regardless of whether or not their regular teacher will be taking the class. Remind them of their assigned task, and that another regular member of teaching staff will be following up on the work they do.
Sometimes they are used to disruption and for whatever reason, are continuing the disruption. Do not give them an emotional response, just guide them towards spare materials in the classroom, or asking a classmate to share politely. Keep track of behaviour throughout the class, lest this is an attempt to derail or procrastinate.

substitutecomic:

How do you handle these situations?

I’ve done a bit of supply work, and if it’s a rare situation, then students will tend to get on with things. But if their regular teacher hasn’t been in a while, then a bad attitude and behaviour problems can develop, that are hard for supply/substitute teachers to manage.

Remind the student that is their responsibility to be prepared for all of their classes on a daily basis, regardless of whether or not their regular teacher will be taking the class. Remind them of their assigned task, and that another regular member of teaching staff will be following up on the work they do.

Sometimes they are used to disruption and for whatever reason, are continuing the disruption. Do not give them an emotional response, just guide them towards spare materials in the classroom, or asking a classmate to share politely. Keep track of behaviour throughout the class, lest this is an attempt to derail or procrastinate.

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transstudent:

Share on Facebook. Retweet. Learn more.On the first day of school, have students introduce themselves with the name they would like to be called instead of reading off a roster. This gives trans* youth (and anyone else who doesn’t like their legal name) a chance to share the name they are most comfortable with.

transstudent:

Share on Facebook. Retweet. Learn more.
On the first day of school, have students introduce themselves with the name they would like to be called instead of reading off a roster. This gives trans* youth (and anyone else who doesn’t like their legal name) a chance to share the name they are most comfortable with.

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No excuses

ditchingclass:

I think I need to put this in my syllabus:

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